Position title: Assistant Professor
Warrick Moses received his PhD in 2019 from Harvard University’s African and African American Studies Department with a primary field in Ethnomusicology. After graduation, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University College Cork, Ireland, and then held a position as an assistant professor at Syracuse University in the Department of Art and Music Histories.
Born and raised in South Africa, Warrick’s primary research interrogates racial and language identity within the “mixed race” or Coloured hip-hop community of greater Cape Town. His monograph project “In the Mix” engages ethnography, music theoretical analysis, (visual) anthropology, political history, linguistics, and Critical Race Theory to explore the possibilities and limitations of Blackness as they relate to musical assertions of self-identity. Within the fields of African American Studies, African Studies, and musicology, Warrick is especially interested in how marginalized Black and Diasporic communities perform resistive acts of identity and belonging in response to antagonisms of socio-cultural, political, and ideological oppression. His most recent publication “Colouring Outside the Lines: Disrupting Racial Stereotypes in South African Hip-Hop,” is featured in the January 2022 edition of Words, Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, Special Issue on South Africa. Warrick’s research has been supported by the SSRC and the European Research Council.